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News related to mortgage

Research reveals concerns about new mortgage rules in UK
2015-03-24 14:37:40 [Europe]
More than half of people who are either considering, or are in the course of applying for a mortgage in the UK believe that the obligation placed upon mortgage lenders to assess their ability to repay will slow down the application process.Read full article: [Research reveals concerns about new mortgage rules in UK]
 
UK mortgage lending off to slow start in 2015
2015-03-23 13:27:30 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £13.4 billion in February, 9% down on both January and on last February, the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending off to slow start in 2015]
 
UK set to see more transparency on mortgage fees and charges
2015-03-20 08:08:02 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders and consumer organisation Which? have published a joint progress report on how to help people understand mortgage fees and charges. Read full article: [UK set to see more transparency on mortgage fees and charges]
 
Over a quarter of prospective UK buyers not confident about mortgage applications
2015-03-19 09:10:14 [Europe]
Some 28% of prospective buyers in the UK aren't confident their mortgage application will be approved first time and it is even lower among first time buyers, new research has found.
Read full article: [Over a quarter of prospective UK buyers not confident about mortgage applications]
 
Fewer loans for first time buyers and home movers in UK
2015-03-17 10:46:53 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK saw a drop in lending in January compared to the previous month and the same month in 2014, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Fewer loans for first time buyers and home movers in UK]
 
Home lending in the UK rebounds in February, latest data suggests
2015-03-13 07:24:31 [Europe]
Home lending rebounded in February for borrowers in the UK requiring smaller deposits and total home purchase approvals increased for the third month in a row, according to the latest figures.Read full article: [Home lending in the UK rebounds in February, latest data suggests]
 
Home loans fall in Australia month on month
2015-03-12 16:46:50 [Europe]
Home loans to owner occupiers in Australia fell 7.3% in January but those approved to investors increased by 1.6%, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Home loans fall in Australia month on month]
 
Extent of UK mortgage market change shown in annual stats
2015-03-11 06:56:19 [Europe]
Home lending fell to £51.3 billion in the final three months of 2014, a drop of 8.1% compared with the previous quarter but was just 0.2% lower than the same quarter in 2013, new data shows.Read full article: [Extent of UK mortgage market change shown in annual stats]
 
BSA calls for more financial help for young UK home buyers
2015-03-10 08:54:06 [Europe]
The UK’s annual Budget will be unveiled next week but ahead of the announcement the Building Societies Association has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking for urgent help for buyers.Read full article: [BSA calls for more financial help for young UK home buyers]
 
Help to Buy mortgage scheme helps over 40,000 onto the UK housing ladder
2015-03-06 06:08:39 [Europe]
Since the launch of the UK government’s flagship Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme over 40,000 loans have been completed with the overwhelming majority going to first time buyers.Read full article: [Help to Buy mortgage scheme helps over 40,000 onto the UK housing ladder]
 
Specialist lending set to see growth among UK home buyers
2015-03-06 06:02:11 [Europe]
Specialist lending is predicted be one of the key battlegrounds in the mortgage market over the next two years in the UK with new lenders launching and High Street providers targeting the sector.Read full article: [Specialist lending set to see growth among UK home buyers]
 
First time buyers lending in Scotland up 23% last year
2015-03-05 09:01:52 [Europe]
Lending for homes in Scotland fell in the final quarter of 2014 but there were more mortgages going to first time buyers compared to the same period the year before.Read full article: [First time buyers lending in Scotland up 23% last year]
 
High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago
2015-03-03 10:19:11 [Europe]
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in January was £9.8 billion, some 11% lower than in the same month last year, according to the latest data from the British Banking Association.Read full article: [High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago]
 
Lending for home in Wales up 9% in 2014, latest data shows
2015-03-02 08:14:24 [Europe]
House purchase lending in Wales increased by 9% last year with a consistent performance throughout 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Landers.
Read full article: [Lending for home in Wales up 9% in 2014, latest data shows]
 
House purchase lending in London slowed in fourth quarter, says CML
2015-02-26 10:55:18 [Europe]
Greater London saw a decline in the level of house purchase and remortgage lending both year on year and quarter on quarter at the end of 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [House purchase lending in London slowed in fourth quarter, says CML]
 
CML reaffirms what needs to be done for UK home lending markets after election
2015-02-25 15:09:06 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has reissued its election manifesto aimed at political parties ahead of the forthcoming vote in the UK in May.Read full article: [CML reaffirms what needs to be done for UK home lending markets after election]
 
January saw 14% fall in mortgage lending in the UK
2015-02-20 11:39:10 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £14.3 billion in January, a 14% decrease from December, according to the latest estimate from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Read full article: [January saw 14% fall in mortgage lending in the UK]
 
Home purchase lending up just 1% in final month of 2014, CML data shows
2015-02-17 13:46:32 [Europe]
House purchase lending to home buyers increased slightly by 1% month on month in December but compared to December 2013, the number of loans fell by 5%, according to the latest CML data.
Read full article: [Home purchase lending up just 1% in final month of 2014, CML data shows]
 
Annual savings of £742 for those getting on the UK housing ladder
2015-02-16 01:10:31 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK are £742 or 9% a year better off with their own home compared to those who rent, according to new research by the Halifax.
Read full article: [Annual savings of £742 for those getting on the UK housing ladder]
 
Home repossession in UK down 26% in 2014, year on year
2015-02-12 16:43:44 [Europe]
The number of home repossessions in the UK fell 26% in 2014 compared to the previous year, the lowest since 2006, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Read full article: [Home repossession in UK down 26% in 2014, year on year]
 
UK residential mortgage market becoming too restrictive, study suggests
2015-02-06 06:39:30 [Europe]
Renewed optimism in the UK mortgage industry for growth in 2015 is being overshadowed by the view that the market has become too conservative, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK residential mortgage market becoming too restrictive, study suggests]
 
UK landlords can choose from record number of buy to let mortgages
2015-02-04 07:24:01 [Europe]
Record number of buy to let mortgages are now available in the UK with landlords able to choose from 817 different products, up 16% quarter on quarter, the latest index shows.Read full article: [UK landlords can choose from record number of buy to let mortgages]
 
Central bank to get new powers of direction over UK housing market
2015-02-04 06:45:04 [Europe]
The UK government has confirmed that the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee will have new powers of direction over the country’s housing market.Read full article: [Central bank to get new powers of direction over UK housing market]
 
UK landlords report lowest void periods in 2014
2015-02-03 08:53:59 [Europe]
The average void period experienced by UK landlords fell in 2014 with the lowest recorded in the fourth quarter of the year, down to 2.6 weeks, the latest sector survey shows.Read full article: [UK landlords report lowest void periods in 2014]
 
Mortgage approvals in UK rise for first time in six months
2015-02-02 09:16:17 [Europe]
Residential mortgage approvals in the UK rose in December for the first time since June, suggesting that a steady slowdown in the number of loans for home purchases could be bottoming out.
Read full article: [Mortgage approvals in UK rise for first time in six months]
 
Majority of UK landlords not getting enough from lenders, it is claimed
2015-01-28 06:53:44 [Europe]
Despite the recent launch of new mortgage rates and new terms for buy to let landlords, a new study shows that over three quarters of landlords believe that banks are not doing enough to support them.Read full article: [Majority of UK landlords not getting enough from lenders, it is claimed]
 
Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show
2015-01-23 15:10:54 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.5 billion in December, unchanged month on month compared to November but down 1% compared to December 2013, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show]
 
More UK landlords opting for low cost short term buy to let mortgages
2015-01-15 11:57:23 [Europe]
The proportion of landlords in the UK favouring shorter two year fixed rates for mortgages has doubled in a year, new research suggests.Read full article: [More UK landlords opting for low cost short term buy to let mortgages]
 
UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014
2015-01-14 17:37:48 [Europe]
Lending trends to first time buyers, home movers and remortgaging in the UK have declined but there has been an annual rise in buy to let lending, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014]
 
Research reveals widespread confusion over interest rates among UK home owners
2015-01-06 13:08:34 [Europe]
Whilst January is traditionally the time to get finances in order and plan for the year ahead, new research reveals that there is widespread confusion around UK interest rates and when they might rise.
Read full article: [Research reveals widespread confusion over interest rates among UK home owners]
 
Number of first time buyers in UK rises for third year
2015-01-06 09:14:37 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK increased by more than a fifth in 2014, the third successive annual rise, new data shows.Read full article: [Number of first time buyers in UK rises for third year]
 
CML voices concerns over European mortgage changes
2015-01-05 14:33:48 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage lenders has identified four main areas where a change of approach is needed to achieve minimum disruption to the UK mortgage market from European changes.Read full article: [CML voices concerns over European mortgage changes]
 
Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed
2014-12-19 09:11:59 [Europe]
Peer to peer finance is set to revolutionise the UK mortgage industry, starting with secured lending to landlords, according to a new independent review of the buy to let mortgage industry.Read full article: [Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed]
 
UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows
2014-12-18 13:15:21 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.9 billion in November, some 9% lower than October when it was £18.6 billion, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows]
 
UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity
2014-12-18 09:42:47 [Europe]
November saw a resurgence in remortgaging activity even as the rest of UK housing market cooled, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.Read full article: [UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity]
 
Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors
2014-12-17 15:48:59 [Europe]
UK landlords sourcing buy to let finance from intermediaries has increased as they regard it as the best way to secure a good deal, new research suggests.Read full article: [Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors]
 
UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015, new research suggests
2014-12-16 14:01:19 [Europe]
Confidence in the buy to let market will encourage significant investment in the sector by UK property investors in 2015, according to new research.Read full article: [UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015, new research suggests]
 
LTV lending falls as demand ebbs from bottom end of UK house market
2014-12-15 08:11:59 [Europe]
Lending to higher Loan To Value borrowers in the UK has fallen 12% year on year with November seeing the smallest number since October 2013.Read full article: [LTV lending falls as demand ebbs from bottom end of UK house market]
 
Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising
2014-12-12 10:00:41 [Europe]
Lending to UK first time buyers increased by 12% in October compared to the previous month and is now 14% up on the same month in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising]
 
Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year
2014-12-11 08:51:57 [Europe]
Overall lending for buying homes in the UK gained much ground in the third quarter of 2014 compared to last year as the residential property market continued its recovery.Read full article: [Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year]
 
Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms
2014-12-08 10:09:04 [Europe]
Mortgage Market Reforms (MMR) in the UK are making it more difficult for certain customers to get a mortgage including over 40s and the self-employed, new research has confirmed.Read full article: [Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms]
 
Better lending conditions leads to rise in first time buyers in Northern Ireland
2014-12-05 07:41:16 [Europe]
Better mortgage conditions have led to Northern Ireland seeing 25% more first time buyers in in the third quarter of 2014 than a year ago, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Better lending conditions leads to rise in first time buyers in Northern Ireland]
 
CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules
2014-12-04 09:14:16 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has welcomed the stamp duty changes which have now come into place in the UK and revealed only a small number of mortgagees will be affected.Read full article: [CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules]
 
First time buyers and renters in UK underestimate their outgoings, research finds
2014-12-03 07:23:50 [Europe]
The majority of first time buyers and renters in the UK underestimate their monthly outgoing by almost £200 a month, suggesting they could have problems if their income reduced.Read full article: [First time buyers and renters in UK underestimate their outgoings, research finds]
 
Mortgage market in Wales looking strong going into 2015, says CML
2014-12-02 11:15:15 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in Wales remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with first time buyers in particular showing strong year on year growth, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Mortgage market in Wales looking strong going into 2015, says CML]
 
Highest level of house lending in Scotland since 2008, latest CML data shows
2014-12-01 08:34:49 [Europe]
Home lending in Scotland remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with remortgage activity showing a year on year decline, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Highest level of house lending in Scotland since 2008, latest CML data shows]
 
Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows
2014-11-27 09:24:45 [Europe]
More mortgages were completed and a higher amount borrowed in Greater London in the third quarter of this year than in any quarter since 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage lenders.Read full article: [Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows]
 
UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show
2014-11-26 07:24:52 [Europe]
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in October was £10.5 billion, some 2% higher than in the same month last year, and 1.3% lower than in September 2014.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show]
 
Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages
2014-11-25 11:31:16 [Europe]
Fears of a future clampdown by regulators are preventing mortgage lenders from offering loans that stretch into people’s retirement, according to a new report.Read full article: [Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages]
 
UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008
2014-11-21 07:17:49 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19 billion in October, some 5% higher than September and 8% higher than October last year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008]
 



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